Ross Wright

Ceremonies performed: Weddings, Naming Ceremonies, Funerals

If you want to see examples of what I do there are links below my profile but the summary is ...I love conducting ceremonies! Elopements, (big or small) surprise weddings, Weddings for same-sex or opposite-sex couple...

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Wedding & Civil Partnership Ceremonies

My Facebook page is constantly updated with pictures, video and info about Humanist Weddings and Civil Partnerships.
Each wedding or civil partnership is unique, and although marriages especially have a mass of ...

I've mostly conducted legal Humanist marriages in Glasgow and the central belt but I'm happy to travel throughout Scotland. Below my profile are links showing a wedding I conducted at Oran Mor for Rebecca and Lewis 2017, one at Cottiers in Glasgow (summer 2014) for Stephanie and Brian , a winter wedding I conducted Dec 2014 at Pollokshields Burgh Hall for Sarah and David where their two wee boys featured. There’s also a link to Joe and Malx Wedding which I conducted (the first Gay Marriage in Scotland), there's a news report of the wedding I conducted on Antarctica 🙂 , and the last link was a surprise wedding (guests thought it was a birthday party) when Gillian and Graeme got married

It was my privilege to lead the HSS campaign for equal marriage and I conducted the marriage for Joe and Malx , the first same sex marriage in Scotland, on December 31st 2014 (some footage below).

My favourite poem at the moment concerning love comes from Seamus Heaney..entitled “Scaffolding”. It isn't about romance or passion, but instead recognises that a strong relationship is the foundation of a marriage..

Masons, when they start upon a building,
Are careful to test out the scaffolding;

Make sure that planks won’t slip at busy points,
Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.

And yet all this comes down when the job’s done
Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.

So if, my dear, there sometimes seem to be
Old bridges breaking between you and me

Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall
Confident that we have built our wall.

and I like this, from the movie "shall we Dance"
I Will Be Your Witness
"We need a witness to our lives. There are over 7 billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'."

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Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies

The arrival of a new child into a family is a very special time and you might want to celebrate with a baby naming or welcoming ceremony.
As with all humanist ceremonies a naming is personal to you and your fami...

BABIES DON’T KEEP

Cleaning and scrubbing
Can wait ‘til tomorrow
For babies grow up,
We’ve learned to our sorrow.

So quiet down, cobwebs
Dust go to sleep,
I’m rocking my baby
And babies don’t keep

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Funeral Ceremonies

Looking back on the events of a life is a profound way of celebrating that person. It also allows those remaining to reflect on how the deceased person contributed to their own lives.
During a humanist funeral t...

We all, in our own ways, live amazing lives. It's a privilege to recount the stories of people's lives and to set the life of each person in their place within their community, the time they've lived through, and what they meant to their family and friends, and that can even include the joy and laughter that they brought to life.

At the end of the ceremony I would hope people would leave with a sense of peace and perhaps some optimism about life ahead.

As for geography, I usually conduct funerals I Glasgow and surrounding areas, but I'm happy to travel further if needed.

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